Big Sky Senior Services Inc. recently elected its 2017/2018 Board of Directors.
Michael Temporal, MD, was appointed president. He graduated from the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine. He specializes in family medicine and geriatric medicine and is affiliated with the Billings Clinic.
Marsha runge, from JL Market Research, has been appointed vice president. With many years of fundraising experience, she is the fundraising co-chair.
Jason hagadone was appointed treasurer. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Rocky Mountain College. Hagadone, vice president of loans at Altana Federal Credit Union, will oversee the finance committee.
Sandy gillitzer, community volunteer, was elected secretary. She brings accounting experience and has been a member of the board of directors since 2012.
Jo Lamey is automatically. Lamey, owner of JL Market Research, has been a member of the board since 2006 and is co-chair of fundraising.
Dianne Lehm, Bill Mercer, Karen Erdie, Michael Skehn, Kevin Sider, Mike Larson and Denise Armstrong are board members who continue to serve.
Lehm, director of community development at Big Sky Economic Development, has served on the board since June 2001.
Mercer, a partner at Holland & Hart law firm, is the chairman of the Partners for Elder Protection Coalition. He was the United States Attorney General for the District of Montana (2001-2009) and former Acting Assistant Attorney General of the United States (2006-2007).
Erdie retired as director of the Regional Aging Agency and is a community volunteer. She sits on the fundraising committee.
Skehan, COO of St. Vincent Healthcare, will be the co-chair of the programs committee. Skehan holds a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco.
Sider works at St. John’s Lutheran Ministries and is the Executive Director of Mission Ridge and WyndStone, two senior communities. He graduated from Concordia College with a Bachelor of Business and Health Administration. He is co-chair of the program committee.
Larson, Regional Supervisor of Adult Protective Services for the State of Montana, is part of the PEP Coalition and the Trusteeship Committee. Larson holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in human health and performance. He brings over 30 years of experience in the non-profit sector.
Armstrong is the executive director.
Big Sky Senior Services is a local nonprofit organization that provides direct services to seniors that help them stay in their homes, live independently, safely and free from abuse.